Fantasy Football Week 3 Rumors: Todd Gurley Starts With Tre Mason? Danny Woodhead, Melvin Gordon Sleepers, Ladarius Green Out?

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Sep 26, 2015 04:41 PM EDT
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Todd Gurley #30 of the St. Louis Rams carries the ball during warm ups prior to playing against the Indianapolis Colts in a preseason game at the Edward Jones Dome on August 29, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri."

The fantasy football Week 3 schedule picks up on Sunday and the Rams could see Todd Gurley debut after Tre Mason was able to play last week. The Chargers have Danny Woodhead and Melvin Gordon as solid fantasy football options, while Ladarius Green could be out with a concussion.

The Rams have Gurley listed as questionable for the game against the Steelers, but Pro Football Talk reports that head coach Jeff Fisher said he has been "pleased" with Gurley's progress this week. Gurley has not yet played for the Rams and is coming back from an injury suffered in college. The San Diego Chargers could be without Ladarius Green in Week 3 after the tight end suffered his second concussion of the season. The Chargers have some solid fantasy football options, as players like Danny Woodhead, Philip Rivers and Stevie Johnson are strong starters, while Melvin Gordon could be a sleeper against the Vikings.

The Chargers have Green dealing with a concussion again this season and with Antonio Gates sidelined with a suspension, the team could turn to John Phillips on Sunday. According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, Green suffered a concussion against the Bengals in Week 2, but it was not discovered by the team until Tuesday. Green was out of practice and he could be out for Week 3 after dealing with "concussion-like symptoms." Green was able to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday and it's the second concussion for Green this season.

Head coach Mike McCoy said that Green will go through the "normal protocol" for a concussion and that the team will have Green looked at by a "NFL neurologist." Green has been solid to start the season with 10 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown and he could miss time for the Chargers if he is not cleared. Pro Football Talk writes that Green practicing on Wednesday is a "good sign" that he will be cleared for the game on Sunday against the Vikings.

The Chargers are looking to bounce back after their loss to the Bengals and the team has a strong running game that Philip Rivers will look to push on Sunday. Melvin Gordon has been solid as a rookie to start the season, while Danny Woodhead has been able to come back from his injury last season without any major issues. Woodhead is the better PPR league option with how he catches passes out of the backfield, but Gordon has been a solid runner and should get more chances on Sunday against the Vikings.

Last week Gordon had 88 yards on the ground on 16 carries and he now has 139 yards in two games while averaging over 4.5 yards per carry. Woodhead is the better option for PPR leagues and he comes in with 10 catches in two games, including six last week against the Bengals for 68 yards. Woodhead is always a good FLEX in standard leagues and he comes in with 78 rushing yards this season on 19 carries for the Chargers.

Check here for more on the Rams, Gurley, the Chargers and fantasy options for Week 3.

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